reply to post by j.douglas
I thought you were going to ask questions about Afghanistan. Maybe I missed it.
In any case, here is something for you to chew on.
I believe the reason for the campaign in Afghanistan has recently become more evident.
"The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves..."
So what is the connection? It goes like this.
Afghanistan has an annual GDP of only $12 billion. Most of that is from their cash crop of opium producing plants.
In all, over the last decade, there has been an outside struggle of power, the battle of the superpowers, virtually setting a geo-political dominance
in the region. The country that has the control of the region wins and claims dominion over the vast untapped riches beneath Afghanistan's soil.
If 9 years ago our federal government told us "Hey there is a trillion dollars of untapped minerals in Afghanistan and we are going to go steal it"
what would the people have said in response?
Now, if our military is there, for what is now the longest war in American history, and when we feel confident enough that we have dominated the
region, it is easy to say "Hey look what we found!"
So over the years we make sure we kiss Afghan butt and protect, help produce and help distribute their cash crop of opium to the world,
Why? In exchange for a great deal on lithium, which is reported in Afghanistan to be one of the worlds
So what does this lead to? USA currently only has 2% of the world market on lithium batteries, however, as part of the plan that is now being
vocalized, we have several manufacturing sites being built and are near completion. When they started being built, I don't know, but it is obvious
the plan was waiting for the right time to be revealed.
Bill Clinton, a currently unelected public official upstaged President Obama at a recent public address. Apparently Obama did not have the right
answers as Bill took control of the address. Obama voluntarily yielded the podium to Bill.
Bill brings up the battery plants nearing completion that would put the US's market share at 20% nearly right away and further lays claim that the US
market share would reach 40% by as early as 2014.
Our federal government has never been good at running a business for profit. How many trillions have we spent to gain access to this rich untapped
mineral farm? In the effort of job creation, which of course the federal government will expect a pat on the back, how many lives have been lost?
The sad thing is, most people will ignore those facts, and in fact, praise Obama once again. This could be what gets Obama back in the running for a
second term, and a miracle of epic proportions will have been executed in changing public opinion of a president, when the cold truth will be that the
jobs created in the battery market that "save this country" cost well over a million lives on foreign soil. That, in my opinion, constitutes war
crimes on a level that our current generations have not seen.